More headliners announced for Bingley Weekender

DOVES and Ocean Colour Scene are joining James as headliners of Bingley Weekender.

Other acts freshly announced for the three-day festival at Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club from August 30 to September 1 include Circa Waves and Ten Tonnes.

The Friday line-up for the festival, which was launched to replace to cancelled Bingley Music Live, features Ocean Colour Scene, legendary rockers who formed in Moseley, Birmingham, back in 1989. Playing a huge part in the Indie Britpop movement of the 90s, the band achieved both critical and public success.

Over the course of their career, the band released five top ten albums. One of which, Marchin’ Already reached number one in 1997. The band’s biggest hits include The Riverboat Song and The Day We Caught The Train.

Continuing with the theme of Brit Pop icons, James Walsh of Star Sailor Fame will be appearing to play tracks from his recent album Tiger On The Bridge.

Giving some strong Yorkshire representation on Friday are Fling, an up-and- coming Bradford band who specialise in creating self described ‘wonky pop’ tunes. Recently they signed to iconic Leeds label Dance To The Radio who are responsible for publishing work from bands including Forward Russia, Dead Naked Hippies and Grammatics and Idles. Idles are at the epicentre of the punk revival that has taken the industry by storm recently and sold out an entire UK tour last autumn off the back of their album Joy as an Act of Resistance.

Saturday features Doves, responsible for brilliant tracks including Black & White Town and There Goes The Fear Again. The second day of the festival includes performances from Tom Grennan, Circa Waves, Anteros, The Blinders and Marsicans. Tom Grennan has managed to gain a legion of fans, release some fantastic tracks such as Royal Highness and Sober and even bag a world record for performing the most gigs in 12 hours.

Circa Waves, one of the newly announced acts are one of the UK’s best loved indie acts. Their sunny indie first caught people’s attention back in 2015 with their debut album Young Chasers. It included brilliant singles such as T-Shirt Weather, Fossils and Stuck In My Teeth. Fast forward to the present day and the band have released a further two albums Different Creatures (2017) and their most recent effort What’s It Like over There?.

Doncaster band The Blinders have quickly risen to the top of the indie pile for their political lyrics and wild live shows. Their dystopian debut record Columbia is a strong statement of intent.

Another Yorkshire band playing who will need little introduction are Leeds natives Marsicans who the national music press can’t get enough of.

Sunday features headliners James, who are regarded as one of the prolific bands that arose from the Madchester scene. Their discography includes tracks such as Sit Down and Laid. In addition, Sunday includes performances from iconic British acts Miles Kane and Billy Bragg. Bookings include The Night Cafe, The Snuts, Ten Tonnes and locals The Indigo Project to ensure that festival goers get to see some of the next generation of up-and-coming bands.

Although music is the primary focus of the fantastic new festival, there is so much more to Bingley Weekender. The boutique, family friendly festival will include street art, comedy, great food and opportunities to camp/glamp depending on your preferences.

Although there are no more early bird tickets left, a limited number or tier one tickets are now on sale for adults and children.

How to get tickets

Tickets for the festival are now on sale, you can purchase them here.

LINE-UP SO FAR…

30th August 2019

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE

IDLES

James Walsh // Kawala // Fling // Cruel Hearts Club

31st August 2019

DOVES

Tom Grennan // Circa Waves

Fickle Friends // Anteros // The Blinders // Marsicans // Catherine McGrath
Sports Team // ZUZU // Only The Poets // Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam
Rivet City // Saint Agnes // Sauce

1st September 2019

JAMES

Echo & The Bunnymen

Billy Brag // Miles Kane // Ten Tonnes // The Night Cafe // The Snuts
Rothwell // Touts // The Indigo Project // Baltic // Reflekter

The Modern Record